How to build your business case
When it comes to CPOE, tough talk from physicians may not reflect reality
How well are you managing your heart failure patients?
A look at three different ways to report your discharge services
A look at how much you should be earning “and how you should be…
Expanded CME series for hospitalists is coming to Los Angeles and Boston
Do you know how to prove what your program is worth?
One hospital gets big results with a new type of rapid response team
Are your discussions about risk getting lost in translation?
Is your program promising more than it can deliver? Prepare for trouble
Questions and answers about coding for subsequent visits and discharge management
Why hospitalists may be destined to become the first responders for inpatient stroke
To help with hand-offs, this group adapted a sign-off system for nurses
Employment contracts: Nine items you don’t want to find
Breaking down barriers to clinical research
Sedate or not sedate? Strategies to manage delirium in the hospital
The surging demand for hospitalists: when it’s better to just say “no”
Getting a handle on a billion-dollar problem: drug errors in the U.S.
Are you missing opportunities to immunize your patients?
This new breed of hospitalists comes out only at night
A look at new and revised ICD-9 codes that will affect hospitalists
How the laws of supply and demand are giving hospitalists new options.
Whose job is it anyway? Strategies to take ownership of the discharge process
To prevent ordering errors, one hospital is bringing “read backs” to the bedside
A tight job market for hospitalists brings a new perk: flexibility
When it comes to pain management, are you part of the problem?
A reality check for a widely-used performance measure
The patient experiences problems after discharge. What’s the responsibility of the hospitalist?
Know all about tail coverage before you take that job
Seven mistakes to avoid when billing for subsequent visits
In the world of quality improvement, is COPD being left behind?
Building a better safety net to detect “and prevent “medication errors
New data on quality measures: a warning sign for physicians?
The truth behind some common myths about how to use critical care codes
The past: Has the hospitalist specialty lived up to it potential?
The present: When it comes to “best practices,” how does your group
The future: Will hospitalists play a role in fixing health care?
How one hospital slashed its rate of drug events without breaking the bank
One-day CME series for hospitalists coming to Chicago and Tampa
Screening for pulmonary complications of surgery: a look at the evidence
What hospitalists need to worry about when it comes to malpractice
Why discontinuing medications for elderly patients may be the right thing to do
A review of the medical literature for hospitalists
To keep nurses in the loop, this hospital gave them access to its sign-out…
You’ve spent 20 minutes counseling the patient. Can you bill for the time?
Hospitalists and malpractice: time to think about your risk
Assessing cardiac risk before surgery: strategies to make the right call
PPIs in the hospital: Too much of a good thing?
Are you covering all bases when choosing a level of history?
Does your discharge process need fine-tuning?
How a “shift coupon” can help hospitals learn more about adverse events
New guidelines dispel old myths about pulmonary complications after surgery
Eight rules to consider when rounding on elderly patients
In the nation’s hospitals, much work remains to be done in the QI arena
Surgical co-management: protocols, processes and occasional headaches
Medication reconciliation: key lessons learned
Why steroids are making a comeback for treating septic shock
One hospital is making mentoring worthwhile for its physicians
Can a new document help bring hospitalists the respect they deserve?
Hospitalists and pharmacists: breaking new ground by teaming up
MRSA, the Match, glycemic control, more
Join us in Chicago and Tampa for hospitalist-centered CME
Restrictive covenants: A look at what’s fair, what’s legal and everything in between
How to get the credit you deserve for medical decision-making
Does practice really make perfect? New data raise questions
As they move into specialty medicine, hospitalists are finding a warm welcome
Non-complete clause and hospitalists: Think before you sign on the dotted line
Why intracerebral hemorrhage presents hospitalists with some difficult choices
When it comes to discharge summaries, bigger isn’t always better
Reducing central-line infections? Start with the little things
Strategies to steer clear of trouble managing acute coronary syndrome
Managing intracranial pressure? Don’t forget about cerebral perfusion pressure
Six years after the IOM report, is patient safety lagging at hospitals?
To keep its physicians sharp, one group is trying new ways to educate hospitalists
Exploring a weak link in hospital care: handoffs and signouts
Too much of a good thing?
Glucose control in the hospital “an emerging standard of care?
Why the red-hot job market has hospitalist programs singing the blues
Handoff problems? Speak the same language as your colleagues
Weighing in on the debate over DVT assessment and prevention
Teaching residents to take a new view of quality improvement
Neurologic emergencies: Diagnosing a syndrome that’s as life-threatening as it is treatable
New CPT codes for 2006, and shortcuts to document a review of systems
Is quality improvement raising the liability risk of hospitals?
Need more information about that pneumonia patient? Try these strategies
Getting your patients off the sliding-scale insulin roller coaster
Neurologic emergencies: Fighting status seizures with “real-world” algorithms
Overcoming physician’s reluctance to embrace end-of life care
One hospital finds that a light touch is the best way to improve quality
When it comes to hospital administrators, a little education can go a long way
New heart failure guidelines: Not all beta-blockers are created equal
Looking for respect around the hospital? Try touting your return on investment
A look at what’s wrong with performance measures for AMI and heart failure